La Senza workers call off demonstration

La Senza workers have agreed to call off their demonstration following discussions between the Mandate Trade Union and the administrators KPMG.

La Senza workers have agreed to call off their demonstration following discussions between the Mandate Trade Union and the administrators KPMG.

Staff from the lingerie chain's outlets around the country began their sit-in at the Liffey Valley store in Dublin last Monday when they were made redundant.

The terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams congratulated the women workers at the La Senza lingerie group for achieving payment of the wages and overtime owed to them.

"The workers at La Senza, along with those at Lagan Brick in Cavan and Vita Cortex in Cork, not only lost their jobs, but found themselves abandoned by their former employers and by government," he said.

"When people lose their jobs, which is a disaster for them, they must be protected against being abandoned to their fate without even their minimum entitlements.

"The women workers at La Senza, in the face of such behaviour by the company, took the only course of action open to them: they sat in.

" This case had a good conclusion, but the women are still without jobs and the worry is that will be fate of thousands like them in coming months as the government fails to create jobs and continues with its austerity programme."

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